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NTSB Faults Parade Plans in Fatal Texas Train Collision

The lack of safety planning by parade organizers and the city of Midland, Texas, has been faulted by federal investigators in an accident in November 2012 in which a freight train rammed a tractor-trailer truck towing a parade float with …

Judge Orders Settlements in D.C. Metrorail Crash Unsealed

A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of settlement agreements involving a deadly Metrorail crash. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton says the 2009 Red Line crash, which killed nine people, represents “a matter of significant public concern” and that the …

Cleanup Underway At Derailment Site in Louisiana

About 100 homes remained evacuated as officials worked to clean up the site of a 26-car train derailment in Louisiana near the small community of Lawtell, about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. State police said crews were working to …

West Texas Town Begins Recovery After Deadly Train Crash

Two days after a train suddenly plowed into a parade float, killing four war veterans, the city of Midland, investigators and the victims’ families began what likely will be a long, painful recovery. The truck that served as the parade …

NTSB Says Trains not Speeding Before Oklahoma Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board says trains that collided head-on last month in the Oklahoma Panhandle weren’t speeding at the time of the wreck. Three Union Pacific employees died in the June 24 accident near Goodwell. Another worker jumped to …

NTSB: Why Didn’t Train Wait Before Oklahoma Crash?

Federal investigators want to know why a freight train streaking across the Oklahoma Panhandle failed to pull into a side track and instead charged down the main line and collided head-on with another train approaching from the opposite direction. Three …

3 Missing After Trains Collide in Rural Oklahoma

Three Union Pacific crew members remain missing after two trains collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle, causing a white-hot fire that emergency crews are struggling to extinguish. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph says the fire near Goodwell is contained but …

$650K Settlement Reached Over 2009 Minnesota Train Crash

Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 to the family of Todd Ziegler. He and another …

Dutch Trains Collide in Amsterdam; 1 Death, Dozens Injured

Two busy passenger trains collided head-on near an Amsterdam park, injuring scores of people including more than 50 seriously, a police spokesman said. Later reports indicated that one person had died. National Police Corps spokesman Ed Kraszewski told Amsterdam local …

Judge Says $200M Los Angeles Train Cash Award Falls Short

The judge deciding how to divide $200 million among victims of a deadly Los Angeles County train crash in 2008 says it will fall far short of all the requests he received. Attorneys for the victims had requested between $320 …